Leonora Walker Thomson
Leonora Thomson, 93, a retired secretary who was a lifelong resident of the
Washington area, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 22, 2006 at Inova Mount Vernon
Hospital. She had lived in Fairfax County.
Mrs. Thomson, a native Washingtonian, graduated from Eastern High School in 1929
and worked at the Woodward and Lothrop department store before becoming a
secretary for the General Motors' patent division. She retired in 1973.
A member of Del Ray United Methodist Church in Alexandria for more than 50 years,
Mrs. Thomson was a volunteer with many of its groups. She also was a reading tutor in
the Alexandria schools and for 30 years hosted visiting schoolchildren from Burlington,
Vt., who knew her as Grandma Thomson.
Her husband, Duncan Thomson, died in 1993.
Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Darrough of Fairfax County, and two